Ghost enthusiasts, cemetery enthusiasts, and those who love history will enjoy a free Ghost Walk
through Providence’s North Burial Ground on Saturday, October 29. Sponsored by the Friends
of the North Burial Ground, with support from the North Burial Ground Project at Rhode Island
Dress in your Halloween finest, and come at 4 if you want to enter the costume contest. Please
wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight, since the cemetery gets quite dark after
sunset. Children’s games and activities will also be available, and light Halloween snacks will be
Small group tours of approximately one hour in length will begin between 4:30 and 4:45, and
will depart every 10 minutes or so, with the last tour leaving between 5:45 and 6 pm. Your tour
guide will lead you by lantern light on a walk from grave to grave at dusk and you’ll listen to
stories of the lives (some long, some short!) and deaths (some natural, some violent!) of a
number of residents of the cemetery.
You’ll hear from costumed re-enactors about murder, lost love, and young men at war and at sea,
far from home. The tour content and themes are aimed at an adult audience. Families, however,
are welcome on the tour, using their own judgment as to whether the content and setting are
appropriate for their children.